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slash

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slash (plural slashes)

  1. A swift cut with a blade, particularly with fighting weapons as a sword, saber, knife etc.
  2. A swift striking movement.
    • 2010 December 29, Chris Whyatt, “Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton”, BBC:
      Centre-back Branislav Ivanovic then took a wild slash at the ball but his captain John Terry saved Chelsea's skin by hacking the ball clear for a corner with Kevin Davies set to strike from just six yards out.
  3. The symbol /, also called diagonal, separatrix, shilling mark, solidus, stroke, virgule. Also sometimes known as a forward slash, particularly in computing.
  4. (UK, slang) A pee, a trip to the toilet to urinate
    Excuse me, I need to take a slash
  5. Slash fiction.
    • 2013, Katherine Arcement, "Diary", London Review of Books, vol. 35, no. 5:
      Comments merely allow readers to proclaim themselves mortally offended by the content of a story, despite having been warned in large block letters of INCEST or SLASH (any kind of sex between two men or two women: the term originated with the Kirk/Spock pairing – it described the literal slash between their names).
  6. (vulgar, slang) The female genitalia
  7. (ice hockey) A quick and hard lateral strike with a hockey stick, usually across the arms or legs.
  8. (US, dialect) swampy or wet lands overgrown with bushes
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bartlett to this entry?)
  9. (forestry) Coarse, fine woody debris generated during logging operations or through wind, snow, etc.
    Slash generated during logging operations may increase fire hazard.

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slash (third-person singular simple present slashes, present participle slashing, simple past and past participle slashed)

  1. To cut violently across something with a blade such as knife, sword, scythe, etc.
  2. (ice hockey) to strike laterally with a hockey stick. usually across the legs or arms
  3. (transitive) to reduce sharply
    Iran on Thursday called on OPEC to slash output by 2 million barrels per day.
    The department store slashed its prices to attract customers.
  4. To lash with a whip.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of King to this entry?)
  5. To crack or snap (e.g. a whip).
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dr. H. More to this entry?)

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slash pile

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slash

  1. Used to connect two or more identities in a list.
    I'm a teacher slash student.
  2. Used to list alternatives.
    I think I'm having hallucinations slash someone is playing tricks on me

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